The writer, speaker and voluntary college pastor from Austin, Texas, urged his two-month-old daughter Adelaide to 'look for honor' in men when she is older in a blog post for Heart Support, where he is director of operations.
Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder face additional challenges in relationships.
Lesla Small, prosecuting, said: 'They got engaged and started to make plans to marry.'Mrs Small said Mc Cready told Ms Halliday he'd previously been married and she believed the marriage had been ended.
She said the squaddie had returned from another six-month deployment in Afghanistan to find his new sweetheart had 'organised a lot' for their wedding.
Mc Cready, based at Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk, has served in the armed forces for 18 years and had reached the rank of sergeant before being demoted.
The highly-experienced career soldier was fined £1,500 at South East Suffolk magistrates' court, Ipswich, after he admitted bigamy.
Mrs Threadkell said Mc Cready's devastated wife repeatedly demanded a divorce but he refused.
The serviceman flew home from a tough six-month tour of war-torn Afghanistan fighting the Taliban to find to his shock that she'd moved out and left him.
Email photos and details exclusively to: [email protected]– you could appear in the must-read Angler’s Mail print magazine.Mrs Threadkell said Mc Cready admits he badly 'let down' Ms Halliday, who felt 'bereaved' after being hit by the shocking bombshell.The remorseful soldier's already been busted from sergeant to corporal by the army and received support for a 'breakdown', the court heard.Mrs Small said Mc Cready 'simply (got) swept along' and 'did not know what to say or what to do'.'He agreed at that point he should have done something, but didn't,' she said.Mc Cready got hitched to Ms Halliday in April 2013 in Woodbridge, Suffolk.